It’s Arsenal and it’s Mike Dean again
Mike Dean blew the final whistle of our 2018/19 season when Arsenal visited Turf Moor last May and he’ll be in charge again tomorrow when we play our first away game of the new season at the Emirates.
That Arsenal game was the fifth time he refereed us last season but it is no surprise to see him so often given the number of Burnley games he’s refereed over the years. It all started back in the days when Chris Waddle was Burnley manager and tomorrow will be his 41st Burnley game and also the 19th time he will have refereed us in the Premier League, which will equal Martin Atkinson, another experienced referee.
We’ll get cards from him, I think that’s a certainty, and last season he showed no fewer than 162 yellow cards in 37 games with eleven red cards to add to that. Of those yellows, 77 went to home team players with 85 to away team players.
When he red carded Robbie Brady at Huddersfield, a decision I still feel was harsh, it was his 99th Premier League red card. Number 100 was a while in coming but when it came it was for Manchester United’s Ashley Young in their 2-1 defeat at Wolves and that remains his most recent red card.
This season he’s already refereed one Premier League game, the VAR dominated game between West Ham and Manchester City. He managed four yellow cards in that game with two each for the two sides, West Ham’s F Balbuena and Felipe Anderson along with City pair Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling.
On the subject of VAR; last week’s VAR referee for the Southampton game was Peter Bankes but tomorrow he steps out of Stockley Park to take on fourth official duties at the Emirates.
I hope Mike Dean has a really good game tomorrow and I hope all the discussion won’t be about him afterwards. It has been far too often in this fixture.
Referee: Mike Dean
Assistant Referees: Darren Cann and Dan Robathan
Fourth Official: Peter Bankes
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday
Previous Burnley Games – Mike Dean
|Season||Opponents||V||Res||Y||R||Burnley Players Carded|
|1998/99||Walsall||a||1-3||4||0||Y: Armstrong, Brass, Payton|
|1999/2000||Wigan||h||0-0||5||0||Y: Johnrose, Thomas|
|2002/03||Bradford City||a||2-2||6||2||Y: Cook, Papadopoulos, Taylor|
|2003/04||Preston||a||3-5||4||0||Y: Blake, Gnohere, West|
|2003/04||Ipswich||h||4-2||3||0||Y: Chaplow, McGregor|
|2004/05||Blackburn||h||0-0||5||0||Y: Camara, Hyde|
|2005/06||Leeds||h||1-2||5||0||Y: Harley, Hyde|
|2005/06||Crystal Palace||h||0-0||4||0||Y: Harley, Branch|
|2007/08||Blackpool||h||2-2||2||0||Y: Akinbiyi, Caldwell|
|2008/09||Sheffield United||W||1-0||4||2||Y: Carlisle, Kalvenes|
|2009/10||Arsenal||h||1-1||2||0||Y: Caldwell, Eagles|
|2009/10||Blackburn||h||0-1||5||0||Y: Alexander, Fox, Duff|
|2010/11||Leicester||a||0-4||3||0||Y: Marney, Rodriguez, Bikey|
|2014/15||Crystal Palace||a||0-0||5||0||Y: Ings, Sordell, Boyd|
|2014/15||Newcastle||a||3-3||6||0||Y: Ings, Mee, Trippier, Boyd|
|2014/15||Arsenal||h||0-1||2||0||Y: Mee, Duff|
|2016/17||Southampton||a||1-3||3||0||Y: Defour, Marney|
|2017/18||Newcastle||h||1-0||3||0||Y: Guðmundsson, Cork, Tarkowski|
|2017/18||Manchester United||h||0-1||6||0||Y: Mee, Bardsley, Defour|
|2018/19||Huddersfield||a||2-1||5||2||Y: Mee, Bardsley, Wood, Heaton R: Brady|
|2018/19||Cardiff||h||2-0||6||0||Y: Tarkowski, Barnes|
|2018/19||Arsenal||h||1-3||6||0||Y: Heaton, Barnes, Tarkowski, Lowton, Cork|